In this activity, students create a model seafloor and create a map of it through taking depth readings.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • understand the concept of underwater mapping of the seafloor
  • construct a model to simulate a seafloor and take readings
  • plot the results and use these to create a map.

Download the Word file for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • student handout.
    Published 3 December 2007, Updated 12 June 2015